Copyright, makerspaces, I Love My Librarian Award Ceremony

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Get to know ALA’s newest conference, LibLearnX (January 21–24). American Libraries previews the speakers, awards, educational sessions, and networking opportunities awaiting attendees at this all-virtual event.


I have a whole slew of LibLearnX sessions to attend this weekend. There are so many good ones that it is hard to choose. —@Chris_Levesque_
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This session will cover recent developments in copyright, such as the CASE Act, and how these developments may affect libraries’ ability to provide materials through course reserves and resource sharing. Presenters will review copyright exemptions that can be applied to real-world situations. 1:30–2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 22.

How accessible are our makerspaces? This session, developed through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, will examine the results of conversations with public library patrons with disabilities that illuminate the need for more inclusive services, equipment, and practices. 2:45–3 p.m. Saturday, January 22.


2022 I Love My Librarian Award Winners

ALA will honor 10 librarians for outstanding service at today’s , which starts at 3:30 p.m. Check out winners’ inspiring stories before you attend.


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